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An Open Letter to Social Conservatives

“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” – St. Augustine   Dear Social Conservatives, I hesitate to address you by that name in a political sense, because being socially conservative isn’t really a theory of government, it’s a theory of culture.  One could be socially conservative in a totally stateless environment.  That’s […]

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Dr. Ben Carson to Headline Polk GOP Summer Sizzle & Straw Poll

DES MOINES, IA – The Republican Party of Polk County will host a Summer Sizzle & Straw Poll on  Sunday, August 24 from 5 -8 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League Center, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des  Moines.  National, state and local candidates are also invited to participate in this summer fun-filled event. The Special […]

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Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release Washington, D.C.–A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has at last been permitted to depart Sudan. According to the BCC, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim has flown to Italy with her family and the Italian vice-minister of foreign affairs, where she […]

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Nebraska Senate Candidates Have Different Takes On Border Crisis

(Watchdog.org) LINCOLN, Neb. — Before the primary election, Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse’s opponents made a last-ditch effort to question his stance on immigration, but their hits made nary a dent as he cruised to victory, garnering more than twice as many votes as the runner-up. Before the primary, Sasse said he opposed amnesty and a pathway […]

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Federal Officials Won’t Answer Questions About Immigrant Children In Iowa

(Watchdog.org) DES MOINES, Iowa — An irked Gov. Terry Branstad and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, are still waiting to learn the whereabouts of 139 immigrant children placed without notice by federal immigration officials somewhere in the state. On Tuesday, top state officials learned of the number of minors from reporters asking Branstad’s and Grassley’s […]

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Bruce Braley Skipped VA’s FY2013 Budget Hearing

Congressman Skipped 78 Percent Of His VA Hearings DES MOINES – While 18 of his colleagues of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee convened to discuss the FY2013 budget for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Washington liberal Bruce Braley was once again nowhere to be found. Braley has missed 78 percent of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee […]

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Senator Rand Paul Headlines Fundraiser for Dr. Miller-Meeks

OTTUMWA, IOWA – Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is excited to announce that fellow ophthalmolgist Senator Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) will be headlining a fundraiser for her campaign on Tuesday, August 5th in Iowa City. “It is an honor to have Senator Rand Paul join our campaign for an event during his visit to Iowa,” said Dr. […]

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Persecuted Movie Review: Thanksgiving Turkey Comes Early

Back when my wife and I would often go to movies with other couples, I would tell a joke that “if I were a movie producer, what I would do is read Variety and keep track of the next blockbuster movie being made.  Then I would make a similar movie, with a similar name, but […]